How data storage works with a Dynamics 365 cloud deployment

Posted on: February 18, 2020 | By: Leo Weldon | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365

Welcome to a new mini-series on data storage in the cloud. In this first part, I will talk about how your data would get stored.

As opposed to a traditional on-premises deployment, a cloud deployment will no longer require local business hardware to store your data.  Instead, your data will be stored either in one of Microsoft’s data centers or on the servers of your chosen Microsoft partner, if you opt to use a private cloud.

Though less expensive than purchasing and maintaining your own servers, hosting your data in the cloud isn’t free. You’re effectively subscribing to use someone else’s space, security and maintenance policies.  Naturally, cloud service providers will charge you for this pleasure.

Luckily for Dynamics 365 end users, Microsoft’s cloud storage allowances are some of the most generous of all the major CSPs. Each Dynamics 365 license includes 10GB of cloud storage, with an additional 5GB added for every 20 licenses purchased. For example, if you bought 80 licenses, you’d have 820GB (800GB + an extra 20GB) of storage at your disposal. There is no cap on the amount of additional per-user storage.

Remember to check back soon for part two in this serious, which explains how cloud data is physically stored.

If you are interested in understanding more about data storage in the cloud, please feel free to reach out to us at info@loganconsulting.com or (312) 345-8817.

Logan Consulting is a professional services firm committed to helping businesses improve business processes to get the most from their ERP investments.

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